Overwatch 2 tier list (December 2022) - Best tank, healer, DPS, and team comps

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December 6, 2022: Ramattra has arrived and we've slotted him into an early spot on the tier list pending further testing.

Overwatch 2 has been out for a couple of weeks now, and with it being free for everyone, an Overwatch 2 tier list is a necessary reference for anyone looking to rank well. Though character rankings are largely opinion-based and rarely backed up with concrete evidence, aggregated tier lists are the most reliable sources of Overwatch 2 best pick advice.

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Now that there have been significant changes to gameplay, it's time to crack out the tier list and see who comes to the top of the charts in each category. It's early days for the big shakeup right now, but with millions playing each day, there's enough data out there to work out a solid tier list standing.

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Overwatch 2 tier list - Best general picks

Tier Hero
SLucio, Moira, Genji, Zarya
ATracer, Soldier 76, Doomfist, Kiriko, Sombra, Bastion
BDVA, Ana, Reaper, Reinhardt, Brigitte
CSojourn, Echo, Mei (unavailable), Sigma, Baptise, Hanzo, Cassidy, Winston, Ashe, Junker Queen, Torbjorn,
DSymmetra, Wrecking Ball, Pharah, Orisa, Mercy, Zenyatta
EJunkrat, Widowmaker
FRoadhog

The tier list above is credited to Reddit user Figment, who aggregated the tier lists of various professional Overwatch players and community members. It was based on early beta gameplay, but we're adjusted things slightly to suit the current launch meta.

Keep reading for breakdowns of the best character in each role in Overwatch 2.

Doomfist is one of the best tanks according to the Overwatch 2 tier list.
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Overwatch 2 tier list - Best tanks

Tanks Hero
SZarya, Ramattra
AReinhardt, Orisa
BD.Va, Winston, Doomfist
CSigma, Junker Queen
DWrecking Ball
FRoadhog

Some of these tanks are map dependent, so it's hard to say for sure whether or not they should be played or not. Use your own judgment on the map, and pick who you think is best. Our tier list is a guideline.

Orisa is now incredibly powerful, as she was in Overwatch. Now, she has a javelin and she is a robotic warhorse who can't be stopped. Doomfist is also a brilliant choice as he is a very mobile tank that can be here, there, and everywhere.

Sojourn is one of the best support characters according to the Overwatch 2 tier list.
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Overwatch 2 tier list - Best support

Supports Hero
SLúcio, Moira
AAna, Mercy, Kiriko
BBaptiste
CSojourn
DBrigitte,
FZenyatta

There are great healers out there, and some really not-so-great healers. Lúcio will always come on top. He has great map control and crowd control. He can do more booping than ever.

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Mercy will always remain a top pick due to her mobility as she can still fly around the map. Ana can be incredibly useful as she can flank and heal from afar, as well as use an anti-healing grenade to really mess up their rhythm.

Tracer is one of the best DPS characters according to the Overwatch 2 tier list.
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Overwatch 2 tier list - Best DPS

DPS Hero
SSoldier: 76, Tracer, Bastion
AGenji, Hanzo, Sojourn, Sombra
BAshe, Cassidy, Echo
CTorbjörn, Symmetra, Mei (unavailable), Reaper
DPharah, Widowmaker
EJunkrat

Soldier: 76 and Tracer are the perfect damaging counterparts to Lúcio's chaotic wall-riding mobile self. Overwatch 2 has included a movement passive for damage heroes, and that is very apparent when it comes to these two heroes in particular. This allows Tracer and Soldier: 76 to get to high ground, often without enemies realising.

Genji and Sombra are also great heroes as they can equally run amok, especially if Sombra can hit her hacks correctly. A lot of the heroes depend on the map, or whether you're confident with the hero that you are using. Such as Hanzo or Sojourn. You need to be able to hit your shots to be able to cause impactful damage.

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Overwatch 2 team comps - best setups for control, escort, hybrid, and push maps

Tank DPS DPS Support Support Comments
Junker QueenGenjiSombraLucioMoiraSo long as Moira actually heals, this is a killer lineup. Sombra's hack it just too powerful these days, and if you time her ult to cancel out another, there's not much the team can do to counter.
ReinhardtBastionPharahMercyZenyattaThis is a take on the classic pirate ship payload meta. It's not as good without a second tank (Orisa) but it can still power through if support stay on the ball.
ZaryaSoldierJunkratLucioBaptisteThis is a DPS-heavy team comp that relies on pressure. If Zarya can shield well, it'll pay off.
OrisaBastionReaperMercyAnaAn alt take on the pirate ship, this works for defense as well. Set up well and Reaper can sneak in to keep the enemy off the focus.
DVATracerSoldier 76MoiraKirikoThis one will keep the enemy team on their toes. With unpredictable damage and heavy mobility, this is a high-pressure zerg team that requires solid teamwork to pull off.
DoomfistSymmetraJunkratBaptisteLucioThis one plays on Symmetra's slowing turrets, which give characters like Doomfist and Junkrat ample time to land their powerful blows.
WinstonTorbjornPharahZenyattaMercyThis one can be an absolute pain to deal with if the opposite team is low on shields. Keep the Zen ball on Winston and have him disrupt from behind, Mercy and Pharah in the air, and Torb pushing out damage with a turret Winston can peel enemies attention away from.
ReinhardtReaperSojournMercy AnaA high damage option with some versatile healing, a proper fallback/push shield, and a potential one-shot with Rein? It's a good idea.
Junker QueenSojournTracerAnaMoiraIf Tracer can keep the team distracted, the others will just do enough damage to push a robot all the way to the goal. It's like a 5v10 if they can't deal with her.
RamattraSojournJunkratMercyMoiraThough we don't expect this to have dramatic results for long, new hero confusion should have this Ramattra team comp work well with proper teams.

It's early days yet in the new 5v5 format, but we've adjusted a few popular Overwatch team comps to suit the new game. We'll add more as balance patches and experience come into play.

What are the best Ramattra counters for Overwatch Season 2?

Though it's early days yet and most won't know how to use Ramattra well for a few weeks, his available kit has a few standout weaknesses we can guess already. We'll update when we've put them to the test in ranked play, but here's how it looks right now.

Kiriko

Kiriko deals substanstial damage if you can land headshots, and Ramattra's huge hitbox should help. She's almost more than capable of patching up allies and removing the negative effects he leaves on his targets. Paired with her amazing mobility, Ramattra will see her as a fly he can't swat.

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Symmetra

Though not a hard counter by any stretch, Ramattra's large size will make beaming him down as Symmetra and breeze. Her annoying little turrets can slow and distract him while dealing substansial damage, her teleport makes for an easy retreat to heal up and carry on the attack, and her ult will easily block his own.

Bastion

With careful timing, Bastion can force Ramattra to block the machine's high-power fire, locking him out of his primary defensive ability long enough for Bastion to melt his HP pool with his turret.

Who is the next Overwatch 2 character?

The next new Overwatch 2 character is set to launch with the season 2 battle pass sometime in 2023. No name has been revealed just yet.

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